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You will take graveyard photos over our dead body says Birmingham City Council

Council stuck in old ways as it stops amateur historians taking photographs of historic graveyards

Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy

Axe would still fall despite fairer funding deal for Birmingham - John Clancy

Labour leader Coun John Clancy has warned that even if the city secured a fairer funding deal it would still make cuts

The Soho Hill Centre, a former NHS day care unit in Hockley, will feature in CPBigwoods next auction.

Landmark NHS property for sale in Hockley

Local Hockley landmark, the Soho Hill Centre, is set to be sold by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Governors of an NHS trust have hit out over the salary handed to former MP Jacqui Smith

NHS trust's governors 'misled' over Jacqui Smith's £50,000 salary

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Row over former MP's salary for working two days a week at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Care crisis costs Birmingham hospitals £9.2m

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Healthy patients are blocking NHS beds as Midland councils struggle to care

West Midlands NHS trusts making millions from parking

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New data released under Freedom of Information says some hospital trusts across England are raking in more than £3m a year

From left: David Hardman of Innovation Birmingham with Neil Mortimer and Tony Davis of the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

Innovation Birmingham to build 'Digital Health' incubator

New centre will aim to help start-up companies create services and products for those with long-term conditions and to promote wellness

Job losses and major cuts have been announced by Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council to slash £250m over next four years

Full scale of cuts emerges as IT spending, elderly care, council property and refuse collections among a list of services not escaping the budget reductions

More job cuts are on the way at Birmingham City Council

1,200 jobs to be axed as Birmingham City Council cuts budget by £90m

Council tax is also set to rise by four per cent next year as Europe's largest local authority battles austerity

Poverty has been blamed on the rise of diseases common in Victorian times

Birmingham is a hot-spot for diseases once common in Victorian times

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New fears as whooping cough, gout and malnutrition all on rise across Birmingham

West Midlands Pension Fund invests £168m in alcohol and tobacco firms

Investment decisions defended on economical grounds despite region's local councils spending millions on health effects of smoking and drinking

James Walters, associate in business rates at Bilfinger GVA in Birmingham

Bilfinger GVA's James Walters wins national RICS award

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James Walters, associate in business rates at Bilfinger GVA in Birmingham, won the Valuation category at the 2015 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards

Inside Bournville Gardens

Birmingham offering 'bold and radical' independent living for elderly says council's housing chief

Bournville Gardens is part of a £200 million programme by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust which will deliver five villages by 2017

Heartlands Hospital

Heart of England NHS Trust 'driven into ditch' by watchdog

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Heartlands Hospital governor Andrew Lydon hits out at regulator Monitor as new boss ready to be parachuted in to lead troubled trust.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has vowed to clamp down on agency staff to help NHS trusts reduce their deficits

Hospitals in West Midlands rack up massive debt

Crisis in the region's NHS sees a £27m deficit compiled in quarter from April to June this year

MP Liam Byrne has voiced concerns about Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital

'Meltdown' of NHS services in east Birmingham behind hospital's £30m black hole

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MP Liam Byrne: Cuts to GP and social services to blame for the spiralling £30 million debt at the Heart of England NHS Trust

The new dental hospital at Pebble Mill

Dental Hospital opening delayed by four months

The new hospital on the former BBC Pebble Mill site in Edgbaston was due to open this month

Inside St John House

Nuns behind Call The Midwife put Birmingham convent up for sale

The hit BBC1 show was inspired by sisters from the Community of St. John the Divine in Alum Rock during their time in London in the 1950s

NHS bungle left trainee West Midland GPs unable to practise

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Fourteen trainee GPs in the West Midlands were suspended after an 'unacceptable' admin failure by NHS England, leaving them unable to work for weeks

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is moving to Quayside House

New home for Black Country NHS trust

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Trust is moving to Quayside House in Oldbury after agreeing a deal to take the entirety of the building


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